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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (144 Front Street, Melita)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator on Front Street in Melita was built in 1956 by United Grain Growers. An annex was added in 1965 and the complex was renovated in 1979.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1914-1917

Edward Deacon

1917-1918

T. S. Menary

1918-1923

George Woods

1923

Norman Saunders Fitch

1924-1925

Theodore Dennison

1925-1927

Robert G. “Bob” Henderson

1927-1934

George H. Rutherford

1934-1935

Elevator closed due to poor crops

1935-1950

William Thomas Freeman (1906-1977)

1950-1953

Gordon E. McLean

1953-1969

?

1969-1979

James L. “Jim” Vassart

1979-1984

Kelly A. Wells

Photos & Coordinates

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Melita

Former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Melita (August 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Aerial view of the former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Melita

Aerial view of the former United Grain Growers grain elevator at Melita (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.26839, W100.99218
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (81 Front Street, Melita)

Sources:

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2020

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